At June 19, 2024 Convocation at OISE U of T, a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) was conferred upon the Honourable Dr. Zanana Akande, a former Minister in the Ontario Government, BLAC’s former Chair of the Board of Directors from 2017 – 2021, one of the founders and Lifetime Member of The Black Legal Action Centre.
Dr. Akande has been a lifelong trailblazer, opening doors for others and paving a path forward for herself. Please take her words to heart as you go forward: “Take a stance about issues – not only those that affect you and yours directly but also those that affect the learning, the inclusion, the direction and the rights and paths of others.”